Island News

Port Blair, 12 Feb 2016/--/The Andaman & Nicobar Administration has taken the initiative to provide Direct Marketing to farmers and SHG’s of these Islands. The ITF ground has been made available to willing farmers...
Port Blair, 12 Feb 2016/--/No lessons seem to have been learnt from the tragic death of a man only a few days ago when he was crushed under a private bus on the busy Junglighat road.  Like many other city roads such as...
Port Blair, 12 Feb 2016/--/Under rules the buyers of new vehicles are required to have specified parking places for their vehicles.  The rules are all the more stringent in case of taxis and auto rickshaws so as to...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 12 Feb 2016/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during ongoing winter, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run seven pairs of AC Special trains between Santragachi and Ahmedabad  From February 15 to March 30.  00834 Santragachi-Ahmedabad AC Special leaving Santragachi at 2.50...
Darjeeling, 12 Feb 2016/--/A major fire gutted part of the more than a century old Dow Hill School in Kurseong, fire brigade officials said today. Nobody was injured as the school was closed because of winter holidays, but property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed, they said. The ground floor of...

Sports News

Mirpur, 9 Feb 2016/--/Three-time champions India continued their invincible run to enter the ICC Under-19 World Cup final for a fifth time with an emphatic 97-run win over Sri Lanka in the semifinals here on Tuesday....
New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Aaron Finch was on Tuesday replaced by Steve Smith as T20 skipper, as Australian selectors named their 15-member squad for World Twenty20 which begins next month in India. Another interesting...

Hills (Darjelling) News

SIKKIM, 13 Feb 2016/--/L'Oréal Paris in partnership with NDTV launched the ‘Women of Worth’ Awards, a platform and campaign that will scout, recognize and felicitate the achievements of ordinary women who have achieved...
Darjeeling, 9 Feb 2016/--/The Darjeeling Hills has helped Bengal achieve a rare record feat of winning eleven gold medals and also making it the team champions, in the recently concluded 35th Senior and Junior Taekwondo...
Darjeeling, 7 Feb 2016/--/The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, taking a leaf out of the book from neighbouring Sikkim, intends to emulate and promote religious tourism in the hills as well. Sikkim has witnessed a...

National News

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/The deposition of Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley before a court here for the third consecutive day, was today adjourned till tomorrow due to a technical problem in the video-...
Hyderabad, 10 Feb 2016/--/Telangana legislators are pushing for a substantial hike in their salaries and it was being considered by the TRS government but the demand was questioned by opposition Congress which today...

Business News

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/Gold prices slipped modestly, breaking its seven-session winning streak at the bullion market here on emergence of profit-taking by stockists and investors at existing higher levels amid weak...
Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/Extending gains against the American currency for the second straight day, the rupee firmed up by another 5 paise to 67.85 per dollar on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters in...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/Market benchmark Sensex heavily lost ground on Wednesday and slumped by 262 points to hit a 21-month low despite firm European equities and positive US index futures as domestic lenders came under heavy selling pressure after posting disappointing quarterly numbers. The NSE...

Political Delicacies

7 Feb 2016/--/While the BJP is banking on the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose plank to increase its strength in West Bengal, the Congress continues to be confused. Rahul Gandhi seems to be in a dilemma ov...
24 Jan 2016/--/After Pranab Mukherjee, who is the next President of India? Despite the fact that there are still 18 months to go, speculation has already begun on who would be the next Rashtrapati aft...

North Bengal News

Malda, 12 Feb 2016/--/Acting on a tip-off BSF personnel of 20th battalion of BSF nabbed a school student and confiscated a huge amount of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) from him this afternoon. The student identified...
Malda, 12 Feb 2016/--/A seven-year old boy was shot at this afternoon during the violence continues unabated for last 24 hours at Jadupur village of Sujapur area in Kaliachak police station. It may be mentioned that...
Siliguri, 12 Feb 2016/--/The Siliguri unit of Minervaa, a non-profit educational assessment organisation based in Bangalore, today distributed aid in cash to students of the closed Panighatta tea estate under Kurseong...

Echo World

Kathmandu/ New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Nepal's former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, a moderate leader who had backed friendly ties with India and was instrumental in the ushering in of the new Constitution last year, died...
Melbourne, 1 Feb 2016/--/Police operations in Sydney have concluded at nine schools across Australia's largest city after bomb threats were received today following Friday's series of threats that turned out to be...

Reflex Action

12 Feb 2016/--/Nitish Kumar’s success in the Bihar elections appears to have persuaded him to spread his wings. Hence his decision to take the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) route to power in UP after it proved to be the right political recipe for Bihar.   However, it does not take much political...

Editorial

12 Feb 2016/--/Pakistani terrorist David Coleman Headley’s evidence in the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008 is not yet over. But what he has already revealed to a special TADA court has completely exposed the direct role that the Pakistani State – its army and the ISI – played in planning, organizing and carrying out that attack in which 166 people were killed. Among those killed were foreign nationa...